By Claire Goldman
From the red carpet to the gilded walls and ceiling frescoes, SAX Lounge oozes VIP style luxury. The deep red and gold accents along with the corseted cocktail waitresses and of course the elevated burlesque stage make SAX like no place I've ever set foot in before.
To kick off the the new list-only door policy, SAX threw an exclusive lavish affair hosted by Belvedere Vodka and featuring expertly concocted cocktails by mixologist Claire Smith. The place was packed with DC's prettiest people dressed to the 9's. A mixture of the gorgeous crowd, low lighting and red velvet surroundings exuded a dark exclusivity that had me thinking I might have stumbled upon a secret vampire party!
I was able to sample two of the signature Belvedere cocktails by Claire Smith. One was a cinnamon sweet treat with an apple slice and served over ice. The other was served in a champagne flute and was a refreshing cocktail garnished with thyme.
There were also delicious bite-sized hors d’oeuvres being passed around. My favorites were the dressed up steamed shrimp served on a crispy cracker and the delectable little hush puppies.
If you aren't among the chosen few selected for the Privileged List for SAX Lounge, you should definitely get in to SAX for dinner and check out the burlesque show for a one-of-a-kind experience.
SAX (202) 737-0101 (for reservations or to book a party)